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Tatiana Maslany to Play Yet Another Clone on Season Four of Orphan Black


I cannot wait for Orphan Black to return in April (need to catch up? Check out my Orphan Black recaps, as well as our OB Science recaps!), and it seems like Tatiana Maslany is only going to get busier on the show as she’s set to play yet another LEDA clone that will have an important role in Season Four.

Entertainment Weekly gives us an exclusive first look at the new clone, known only as M.K.

Orphan Black M.K. 1

Rest assured that it is indeed Maslany under the super-creepy sheep mask. Orphan Black co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson divulged as much as they could about the mysterious new clone. Apparently, she’s the clone that knows the most about everything that’s going on. Says Fawcett:

We’re excited about this new character because it really has been fun unpacking and unveiling this story of this slightly traumatized clone who has a deep past.

And it is interesting as Sarah tries to interact with this character who is almost kind of like a Deep Throat kind of character. What’s very cool about it is this is a clone who has been self-aware for some time.

M.K. 2

Fawcett also talks a little about the relationship M.K. has with the rest of Clone Club:

She’s very paranoid. She’s very security conscious. She knows more than Sarah does so she knows how dangerous the whole thing is. She’s purposefully avoided contact with the sisters to keep herself safe, and Sarah is now trying to draw her out of the shadows and trying to utilize the information that she has so that Sarah can follow her own mystery and fill in the blanks and protect Alison and protect Cosima from Neolution. But this girl is very unwilling.

And no, they don’t really explain much about the sheep mask, except to say it’s “Dolly the Sheep” and that they looked at over 5,000 masks before settling on this thing that will likely haunt us all in our sleep.

What do you think about this new clone and the possibilities? And what are you most looking forward to when Orphan Black returns? Tell us in the comments!

(via Polygon; images via Entertainment Weekly)

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